Dr Martin Luther King Jr on the Philosophy of Love and Power

Martin Luther King Jr, delivering an outside speech

Martin Luther King Jr, delivering an outside speech

“It was this misinterpretation that caused Nietzsche, who was a philosopher of the will to power, to reject the Christian concept of love. It was this same misinterpretation which induced Christian theologians to reject the Nietzschean philosophy of the will to power in the name of the Christian idea of love.

Now, we’ve got to get this thing right. What is needed is a
realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Dr Martin Luther King Jr, from the speech the 1967 speech, “Where Do We Go From Here”.

Cathie Phoeda, “Jazz Under the Stars”

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